A few years ago, the writer Steve Hendricks felt overweight, and he resolved to shed 20 pounds. His weight loss method might strike some as reckless: he fasted for over three weeks. Vanity, he writes, wasn't his only concern. He was informally testing theories which suggest that fasting can alleviate numerous maladies and symptoms and improve general health, much like exercise. Hendricks wrote about the benefits of an empty stomach for Harper's. Doug talked with him about it in March, and we're rebroadcasting that conversation on Friday. (Rebroadcast)
Read a blog entry Steve Hendricks wrote for Harpers.org: The Empty Stomach: Fasting to Beat Jet Lag.
Books by Steve Hendricks:
- The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country
- A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial
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